Eight years ago today the terrorist attacks that will forever be know as 9-11 took place. Today we need to take a moment and reflect on a few things:
- The courage of all the first responders who ran to the scene.
- The first responders who lost their lives working to save the lives of others.
- The families of those first responders who have to carry on after the loss.
- The courage of those first responders who continued to work at Ground Zero attempting to find more survivors, then attempting to recover remains of those lost for the families left behind.
- The warrior spirit.
It is moments like 9-11 that are defining moments for many reasons. One reason that I want you to take a moment and reflect on today is the mindset of true warriors. On days like September 11, 2001, many people think “Thank god I wasn’t in those towers.” or ‘”Thank god I wasn’t on those planes.”
The Warriors in society think differently. They wish they had been there knowing that somehow they could have made a difference. They accept that they may not have survived the event but they can be at peace knowing that they, like those warriors who were there died striving to make a difference. That, is the warrior spirit. That is why we must talk about the warrior spirit in our training and have people understand what it is and why it is important to foster it and nurture it in ourselves as well as in those we train, we coach, we lead and we mentor.
So, today, take a moment. Take a moment and reflect.